Presentation on theme: "VETERANS AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE Jeff Brown, Director of Workforce Services."— Presentation transcript:
VETERANS AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE Jeff Brown, Director of Workforce Services
Do You Really Want to Hire a Vet?
Why Some Companies Avoid Hiring Vets Skill Translation/Mismatch
Why Some Companies Avoid Hiring Vets Negative Stereotypes
Why Some Companies Avoid Hiring Vets Future Deployments
Why Some Companies Avoid Hiring Vets Acclimation
Why Some Companies Avoid Hiring Vets Ready Availability
Advice to Transitioning Service Members Remember that you’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Don’t plan to overhaul the organization on day one. Learn the civilian language of your career. You may have to get over yourself. Plan to work effectively across the generations. Be a company rainmaker. Mind your digital dirt. Source: ClearnceJobs.com
Will Your Company Benefit from Hiring Vets? Innovative Thinking Critical thinking Resilience Adaptability Speaking Truth to Power Background Checks/Security Clearance WOTC
Will Your Company Benefit from Hiring Vets? Diversity in Action Healthy Respect for Policy/Procedures Technologically Savvy Tuned-in to Health and Safety Concerns Unafraid of Adversity Strong Communication Skills
Think You Want to Hire a Vet? Are you looking to hire employees now? Is senior management educated about and committed to hiring and retaining vets? Do you have a robust, dedicated and accessible training/onboarding program? Does your company have an established career progression ladder? Can you pay at least $25K/year with benefits?
Resources for Recruiting Vets VEC Local Veterans Employment Representatives Guard and Reserve Units Military Affairs and ROTC Offices at Colleges and Universities “Hero to Hired” Website (H2H.jobs)
Formal Military Messaging using STANAG 4406 (& STANAG 4406 Annex E) STANAG 4406 is the NATO Standard for formal military messaging, replacing the older ACP 127 specification. Used for both Strategic and Tactical messaging, STANAG 4406 has a number of special protocols to support tactical messaging, in particular to support very low bandwidth links such as HF radio (STANAG 4406 Annex E) and to support receivers in Emission Control (EMCON) mode who can receive but not send data.
Good Job Description ACME Widgets Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or Military Experience 2 years of experience in managing communications to wide variety of audiences business-writing, managing a newsletter or similar type of communication vehicle, editing 1 year of project leadership or project coordination 2 years of experience in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Power Point) Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, English 3 years of experience in managing communications to wide variety of audiences Experience in business-writing, managing a newsletter or similar type of communication vehicle, editing Experience in Developing communication strategy for department or company Experience in collaborative team environment Experience in web publishing software and writing for the web
Not-So-Good Job Description ACME Widgets is seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist! Job Description: Champions the customer experience and brand in every servicing communication we sent to customers Leads meetings with key stakeholders to understand business intent and legal requirements for servicing communications Collaborates with and provides feedback to copywriter to ensure a positive customer experience, while meeting communication objectives Coordinates and organizes any internal documentation to ensure the timely and smooth production of communications Creates research opportunities to improve communications Initiates recommendations to improve routing and creative process and ways of improving the overall efficiencies
Useless Job Description At ACME Widgets You Will Grow Further. Our growth and success creates an unparalleled path for you: broader choices, faster learning, and rapid advancement. The success of our clients, our people, and our company is built on customized change, deep insights, and open collaboration, stripped of templates, pretense, and hierarchy.
Making the Match – And Making It Stick! Carefully consider your job descriptions Make onboarding a priority, and ask newly hired vets what they need to be successful. Listen to what vets say about your workplace culture and take their comments seriously. Focus on your bottom line!